In keeping with our mission as a provincial division of the CMHA, CMHA-NL is dedicated to supporting workplace psychological health and safety. CMHA-NL provides training, information resources, and consultation services to support employer/employee mental health and overall health and well-being in workplaces. The Workplace Mental Health Program offers a half-day workshop and shorter presentations delivered by a certified coordinator. Our Workplace Mental Health Coordinator will consult and come to your organization as needed.
In any given year 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental health problem or illness. Each week approximately 500,000 Canadians don’t feel well enough to go to work due to a mental illness. The Canadian economy spends more than $51 Billion a year in lost productivity due to a workplace mental illness with 70% of overall disability costs attributed to mental illness.
In 2013, the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (the Standard) was launched. Championed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) and developed by CSA Group and the Bureau de normalization du Quebec, the Standard is a voluntary set of guidelines, tools and resources focused on promoting employees’ psychological health and preventing psychological harm at work.
Workshops for Organizations
Our Workplace Mental Health Coordinator is certified in CMHA’s Psychological Health and Safety Advisor training. We offer a half-day workshop on Canada’s National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety. The workshop offers an introduction to the components of a psychologically healthy and safe workplace, and the tools available to create and support positive mental health for employees and workplaces. This training is geared towards a variety of individuals who are tasked with addressing psychological health and safety in the workplace, such as Human Resources, Occupational Health Safety, Health and Wellness, Health and Safety, Disability Management or Union Representatives.
We also offer flexible presentations to general workplace audiences on Workplace Mental Health, Workplace Stress, Work/Life Balance and other work related topics, depending on your needs and time availability. You can book a 1 hour lunch-and-learn session, a 2 hour presentation, or our half day Psychological Health and Safety workshop depending on your needs.
Informational Display Booths
We can also provide freestanding informational display booth materials on mental health, mental illness and stress management for your educational events. This can include pamphlets, posters, and facts sheets on various mental health issues and illnesses.
If you are interested in arranging a display booth or one of our Workplace Mental Health workshop/presentations at your organization’s location, please contact John Dinn, Workplace Mental Health Coordinator, at 709-730-3187 or email [email protected]
We can tailor our presentations or workshops to meet your organization’s need. Prices for organizational workshops vary depending on location and size of your group with discounts available for non-profit organizations on some workshops.
For more information please visit The Workforce Mental Health Collaborative.